Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Naval Attachés, Lieutenant John C. Colwell and Lieutenant William S. Sims
Partly in cipher [Washington], April 26, 1898.
Make every effort to obtain reliable information movements Spanish fleet at Cadiz, Spain. ….expenditures for this authorized….. to Colwell.
Copies sent to:
Bureau of Navigation.
Source Note: CCDecy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 464.